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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

iMyne $1,000 Cash Giveaway

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Organized by: Social Swayy ♥ with special guest: Mom to Bed by 8. Giveaway ends September 10th at 11:59pm, open to US, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.

5 Ways to Feel More Attractive and Sexy Immediately

For ladies, being attractive is as much about how they look as to how they come across. As we’re all very well aware, if you feel confident, then you’ll act confidently and once you do this you automatically appear sexier and are more attractive to others around you.

Needless to say, there are a number of ways to make you feel a lot sexier and more attractive and we’re going to list some of them below.

Add Red

According to psychologists the colour red is the sexiest and most arousing one and people who wear it are more inclined to feel frisky. It’s a colour we associate with Valentine’s Day, roses and a whole lot more and it seems to have a positive impact on our libidos too.

A Quick Massage

 Stress and feeling attractive don’t tend to work well together, so why not go and get a quick massage at lunch time before going home to your guy or out on a date. It’s a certain way to help you chill out and also feel sexy. Loosen up and just enjoy yourself. Alternatively, let him do it when you go home.

Buy Some New Underwear

There’s nothing as nice as new, attractive underwear. We can’t tell you what suits you, but there is a select kind of sexy lingerie that will ensure that you feel a lot better than you would in a t-shirt and a pair of gym shorts in bed and heat things up in the boudoir.

Alternatively, pyjamas made from satin can also be a luxurious and sensual addition that will make you feel hot under the collar when in bed. Satin is also great for air flow, meaning even when things get steamy, you will still be cool.

Out and About

On a night out, it’s important to feel confident in yourself. If you’re with your guy why not travel to a bar or place with couches rather than stools – you’ll be more likely to get close and feel frisky.

Touch therapists have also found that stroking someone’s arm or neck lightly is one of the most effective ways to make them feel aroused. In addition, live music is also said to make people feel more in the mood than recorded – so choose a live music venue for best impact and feel your best.

Appearance

Changing you appearance a little can be a great way to get a bit of a kick and improve your self-esteem.

Your hair is quite often the most important area to alter and people will ask, ‘what has she done?’ or ‘did she do something different?’ People notice and it’s a nice way to receive some complements that will make you feel good about yourself. Alternatively, changing your perfume, a part of your make-up, or some part of your beauty regime can make you feel epic and really get you in the mood.

There are all sorts of different ways to feel a little more sensual, sexy or attractive and these are just some of the fabulous ways that work for us. What sort of thing works for you – why not comment below. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Easy and Natural Beauty Makeup Tips

Long ago when we’re loving to get doll up and put lots of colors on the face,nowadays going au naturelle is the right way for our daily activities. And it’s not that difficult to do! Read on how you can look perfectly yet natural with these easy natural makeup tips for all skin tones.

There’s nothing worse than getting caked-up for the whole makeup. It looks fake and as if you’re trying too hard to impress someone. Trust me, you’ll look better looking natural and you’ll wonder why you spend so much time getting ready dolling up. Yep, less is more is the epitome of true beauty.



How to do a perfect, natural makeup look, step by step

Begin the process by perfecting your skin. Wash with the right cleanser, exfoliate gently once a week, and have a healthy diet to keep skin youthful and supple. A glowing skin radiate from within will make your whole look even better. Tips: take GLA supplements regularly to improve and strengthen skin, just like in your younger years.

The next key is to moisturize regularly. Apart from  keeping your skin moisturized, hydrated and looking plump, a moisturized skin will also help the makeup products adhere better to the skin, you will use less of the product, and the whole natural makeup lasts longer.

Cover unsightly imperfections and using good concealer. Never get heavy-handed or it looks obvious on the skin. And of course,use only where it’s necessary and  blend well.

The next is of course, a foundation. Despite what you might think, you only need to apply to smooth out the skin and even out the tone such as to cover redness and pigmentations. Again, blend well and down towards jawbone. Choose shades exactly the same as your skin tone. If not, go a bit darker to be safe (lighter ones can make you look fake and patchy).

Tip: for daily, casual look, consider using BB cream – formulated to have a foundation, sunscreen, and moisturizer in one go, and gives of natural and dewy looking skin.

Going natural doesn't mean you need to skip a blusher! The trick is to choose suitable to your skin tone and use ever-so-subtly that it looks like you have young and natural red cheeks. In general, candy pinks work well for fair skin, peachy pinks for medium, while brownish/mauve pinks for darker skin. Apply on the apple of the cheeks and blend outward.

Natural looking lips call for lip tint rather than super creamy, super matte for lipsticks for natural makeup. Choose a good lip tint that creates a soft and satiny looking lips.

I bet after reading this you’ll be tempted to try out natural makeup for your own, I do too. Try out and see for yourself how looking natural is quicker and looks way better while I’m off to create a natural makeup look for myself. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DIY: Five tips for dying your hair at home

Hair salons are known to be expensive – especially if you have long or thick hair. So much so, that you feel like you go in asking for a colour, and come out with a second mortgage on your home. If that’s how you feel, then you’ve probably walked down the hair dye aisles at the grocery store and wished you knew how to do it yourself. Good news – it’s a whole lot simpler than you’d think! Here are some tips for dying your hair at home!

Set up a space

This might seem like an obvious thing, but you’d be surprised at how important this step is. If you don’t have enough bench space, you can get yourself all muddled up in regards to the actual dying. When you’ve got to put treatments, toners and the dye in (and yes it must be in a specific order), you don’t want to be getting confused at which one is which! Besides, if you don’t get a good working area with enough room to do it, you’ll end up with dye everywhere – and that is so not fun to clean up.

Ensure that the hair colour will suit you

If you regularly get your hair dyed at the salon, your hairdresser will usually let you know if you are making a big mistake in regards to trying an outlandish colour. When you are at home, you forego this luxury. So before you buy you’re desired colour, triple check by asking friends, family and looking online that this truly is the right colour for you.

Use Foam/Mousse Products

The hair dying experience can be very messy, and normal hair dye doesn’t make it any easier. If you tend to make a mess easily, perhaps try looking out for the products that foam up and feel like mousse. Aside from the easy clean up, they spread on a lot easier, which means you won’t miss a spot!

Don’t Wash Your Hair Beforehand

The most common mistake many home hair-dyers make is washing their hair before applying the dye. Applying chemicals to freshly washed hair will severely strip the hair of natural oils, causing brittleness and breakages. You’ll likely need to put at least three treatments through in order to put a slight amount of moisture back into your hair. If your tresses are really that dirty, be sure to wash it at least a day before in order for the natural oils to build up again.

Read the instructions

This is the most important tip in the whole lot – it cannot be stressed enough how imperative it is to read and follow the instructions word for word. Every hair dye product you buy will have very clear and easy instructions to follow – if you do so, you can’t go wrong! There are major risks involved in dying hair, such as hair loss or hair breakage so ensure you’re absolutely careful while doing it. If hair loss is something you are worried about, click here for more information on how to improve it.

It seems like a stressful idea to dye your own hair when you’ve trusted a trained hairdresser to do it for so long – but once you realise how easy it is to do, and how much money you’ll save, you’ll never look back!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Women's Self Defense Checklist

Plan ahead and protect yourself again predators. 

SABRE RED Police Strength Pepper Spray

 
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The most popular Sabre style, the 15 gram/0.54-ounce SABRE RED pepper spray offers a quick-release design giving you immediate access to your defense spray when unlocking a door or driving a car. Its powerful ballistic stream has a range of up to 10 feet and reduces wind blowback. As a result, you can reliably protect yourself in unfamiliar or dangerous neighborhoods and situations from a safe distance.

The Cat Personal Safety Keychain -Pink

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You will be comfortable carrying "The Cat" Self Defense Key-chain. The Cat Self Defense Key-chain can be attached to keys or easily stowed elsewhere. Made in the USA of polymer plastic that is strong and durable. This keyring will give you the edge you need against unwanted advances. You put your fingers through the eye holes and the tips of the ears can be used to defend your self against an attacker.

Fury Sporting Cutlery - Tactical Kuba-Kickz

 
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Extremely effective regardless of the user's level of self defense training. The only non-lethal self defense tool designed for shoes Fits in the laces of the shoe on top of the tongue Covert and ultra lightweight, yet devastatingly effective One piece construction of tough, high impact plastic.

Pepperblaster 2 Grey, One Size Grey

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The Kimber PepperBlaster® II features an ergonomic pistol grip along with front and rear sights to increase the likelihood of hitting an assailant with the exceptionally powerful OC mixture capable of incapacitating the assailant for up to 45 minutes. A second reserve shot is available as needed.

Fight Back: A Woman's Guide to Self-defense that Works

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Some 'experts' say that you should be submissive when attacked at home or by a stranger. You won't find that advice here, although you might use it as a ruse before you claw your assailant's eyes and annihilate his groin. Your ultimate goal is to get away but you don t achieve that by being meek and docile. You get away by drawing on that hard-wired survival instinct to attack him like an enraged lioness protecting its babies. In Fight Back: A Woman's Guide to Self-defense that Works, martial arts experts Loren W. Christensen and Lisa Place teach you to use your hands, forearms, elbows, teeth, knees and feet to survive the type of attack that unsuspecting women become the victims of every day.

Guard Dog iStun Cell Phone Stun Gun

 
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The Guard Dog Security introduces the world’s first and only iStun. The iStun is a cognitive self defense stun gun designed to resemble popular smart phones, yet emits a staggering electric shock capable to incapacitate an assailant. Although the patented iStun will not make calls or browse the web, it delivers the peace of mind of personal security.

Monkey Fist Paracord Keychain Self Defense 1" steel ball

 
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This Monkey Fist Keychain is made with 550 paracord, 1" key ring and contains a heavy 1" steel ball in the inner core. It will definatley slow down an attacker. 550 Paracord is waterproof, will not rot or mildew, and can be used to assist in many emergency situations. Paracord is ideal for camping, boating, hunting, hiking, and much more. The cord can be used for anything requiring great strength & durability.

Emergency Personal Alarm Keychain + LED Light

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The PPS22BL is designed to look like a car remote to disguise it from potential attackers. It features a 130 dB alarm, which is the loudest personal alarm sold by Vigilant. Simply pull the pin, and this ear-piercing alarm will activate for up to a half hour of continuous sound. Activating the alarm switches the element of surprise from the attacker to the potential victim.

Pen Design Pepper Spray with UV Dye, Black

 
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Police Magnum OC-17 Pepper Spray offers one of the most powerful concentration of pepper spray allowed by law. This is the same spray used by police officers. The unit allows for one hand operation and can be used to provide multiple blasts. A suspect will be immediately affected with burning skin, coughing, watery eyes, runny nose, difficulty breathing but will have no permanent injuries. It is both non-toxic and non-flammable.

Stun Gun Blast Knuckles & Holster Self-Defense For Joggers & Runners

 
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The ZAP Pink Blast Knuckles 950,000 volt pink stun gun is the ideal protection for walkers, joggers and runners. This stun gun taser was designed to be a self-defense weapon for the active person and fits perfect in you hand for a firm grip. Carry it on you by fitting it around your hand and have it handy when you need it.The safety switch is easily turned on with your thumb for fast activation. The unit also comes with a red LED light to notify you when the charge is on and help prevent accidental use.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Surrender the Sky by Meradeth Houston #BookTour

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"I wish I didn't know. I wish my heart hadn't been seared black in my chest. I wish everything were different." - Surrender the Sky
 
Surrender the Sky by Meradeth Houston
SurrendertheskyGabby lives by two unbreakable rules: don’t expose her kind, the Sary, and don’t fall in love—too bad some rules are made to be broken.

When Gabby’s most difficult charge accidentally shoots her in front of a class full of students, the event exposes her carefully hidden identity. She shifts from looking like a normal teen to her secret Sary form, revealing her wings and the existence of her kind—immortals who try to keep people from committing suicide. Her incident attracts the attention of the next leader of the Sary, Jassen, who offers her an impossible bargain: she can keep her wings if she makes amends with those who know the truth. Things get more complicated when a rebel Sary, intent on exposing them to the world, starts interfering with Gabby’s work. And there’s no denying her attraction to Jassen, who is torn between his duties and his heart. With threats at every turn and her immortality on the line, Gabby has to find a way to save the Sary or surrender the sky forever.

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" I knew the day was not going to end well as soon as I saw the gun. It bulged in the outside pocket of his backpack, hidden unless someone looked for it. Of course, I had to be the one looking for it.
Chad kept his head down in class, his pen scratching dark lines of some doodle across his paper. I couldn’t drag my gaze away from him.
He’d brought a gun. Damn it. He was going to follow through with his plan.
I was focusing so hard on the knot of guilt in my stomach and the tangle of plans to stop Chad that Bea had to kick my chair to alert me class had started. Of course, Bea had to be in this class with the homicidal kid who was my responsibility.
I did a quick head count. It was Friday, half-day schedule, last period, with spring break starting next week. Most everyone had ditched already, and only thirteen people remained, including our teacher.
Unfortunately, just enough of the students on Chad’s list stayed for the last class. "
 
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About the Author, Meradeth Houston
meradethI've never been a big fan of talking about myself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about me:
>I'm a California girl. This generally means I talk too fast and use "like" a lot.
>I have my doctorate in molecular anthropology. Translation: I sequence dead people's DNA and spend a whole lot of time in a lab, which I love.
>I've been writing since I was 11 years old. It's my hobby, my passion, and I'm so happy to get to share my work!
>My other passion is teaching. There's nothing more fun than getting a classroom of college kids fired up about anthropology!
>If I could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because I'm terrified of heights.